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Tenth Annual Bobby R. Alford, M.D., Grand Rounds Distinguished Lecture

Endowed by the Diana Helis Henry and Adrienne Helis Malvin Medical Research Foundations

Featuring Daniel J. Drucker, M.D.

March 7, 2024
Houston, Texas

This Year’s Speaker

Daniel J. Drucker, M.D., is an endocrinologist and professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Toronto. He also serves as a senior scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mt. Sinai Hospital. His lab studies the molecular biology and physiology of glucagon-like peptides. His discoveries have enabled the development of several new therapies for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and intestinal failure. Dr. Drucker has received numerous international awards for his translational science and has been elected to the Fellowship ofin the Royal Society of London as well as the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine, both based in the United States.

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Dr. Drucker’s Lecture

“Cardiometabolic medicines from the gut-changing health care outcomes” 

The lecture will define the mechanisms of glucagon-like peptide action and the clinical trial results supporting their use in the clinic, while highlighting future innovation in the field.

About the Alford Lecture

The annual Bobby R. Alford, M.D., Grand Rounds Distinguished Lecture is one of Baylor College of Medicine’s most prestigious lecture series. The Lecture was established in 2014 by the Diana Helis Henry Medical Research Foundation and the Adrienne Helis Malvin Medical Research Foundation in honor of Dr. Bobby R. Alford, a Baylor luminary. The lecture, attended by Baylor clinicians, scientists and learners, addresses the clinical practice of medicine, including in the fields of otolaryngology, cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

Past Lectures

Baylor College of Medicine is grateful for the Lectureship and the ongoing support of the Diana Helis Henry Medical Research Foundation and the Adrienne Helis Malvin Medical Research Foundation, which has brought the following esteemed experts to the College: 

“Metabolic Adaptations in the Tumor Microenvironment – Renal Cell Carcinoma” – Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D., Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and chair of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, physician-in-chief for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics

In Honor of a Baylor Legend

One of Baylor’s most important and influential faculty members, Dr. Alford was recognized as an outstanding physician and educator and served as an exemplar of the College’s mission of excellence.

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